In migrating into Europe, Africans brought their Myths and other customs with them. These were the Seeds which helped shape how they would deal with situations which elicited Fear. As they developed into primitive Europeans, a belief was that causes of any ills they faced came from evil spirits pervading the socio-cultural world, their personal well-being, and/or the well-being of fellows on whom they depended. To appropriately deal with these evil forces required Magic. Whatever seemed to work was characterized by Myths and its Epic offspring. Examples: destroying evil Spirits; designing protection from them; and/or deliverance or liberation from being possessed by these malevolent spirit beings and evil Supernatural Forces. Still, they were awed and fascinated by Magic and Heroes who allowed them to get peeks into the 'super-powers' of the Supernatural. The idea was to tap into its powers; how to become sufficiently furious to be frightened out of fear; how to make predictions about methods for greedy persuits; and how to keep from losing life and riches.
This explains why the names of Gods/Goddesses are the first words found written in each Indo-European language. Then by modifying and combining knowledge acquired from different planes of existence (e.g. within the Supernatural realm), they fashioned laws of mythologies and laws of “Being” by which gods and goddesses could come into existence and either disappear or persist. The anchor these laws spun around were European fantasy-Fear Myths + concepts pertaining to Fear brought in by Africans migrating into Europe as, for example, those pertaining to Lucky Stars. An inability to find ones Lucky Star was both a “Disaster” (de, away; aster, star—i.e. away from ones Lucky star) and then the beginning of a life characterized by “Fear” (undergoing a sudden terrible event). Such Mythology (sacred stories) began Europeans' culture. To make sense of the world, Mythology uses Symbolic/Image language to represent complex and indescribable ideas--and discerning what underlies them is the basis for religious beliefs and practices. Their function is to strengthen tradition and endow it with a greater value and prestige by tracing its source back to a higher, better, more Supernatural reality of ancient events. But by contrast, the earliest European Myths, despite being appealing through the imagination to the emotions, were not related to religion for they had no sacred sanction and no binding forces. Myths are Metaphors, as electricity has a current and 'current' is a metaphor for the flow of water. Myths validate the social order; justify existing social schemes; range from expressions of sheer artistry to legalism; and concern things no longer having any utility but continue to exist because a culture has inherited the tendency to make them into customs--meaning they are a "Culture's Survivals." Epics are narratives celebrating imposing deeds of historical heroes or legends of unparalleled achievements with wild poetry and true grandeur. Epic Myths deal with war, personal romance, and convey didactic or religious information. For Europeans the unconscious standard of measurement is by the example of the Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer, an 850 BC Greek epic poet. Myths or Epics are not merely preceded by a vast number of revisions of the mythical history of that culture, but are accompanied by innumerable distortion poems of a similar character. For one to falsely present ANY ancient literature as "Truth" is a Brute mind control method to mislead the naive; to accept it as "Truth" creates mind enslaving delusions.
Later European Myths are simply about what a given man did and those rituals, in turn, acted upon each other to form the beginning of Europeans' Supernatural or man-made religions--which were originally without theory. Theory that eventually emerged came from rationalizing their behaviors which were impelled to certain actions by mental dispositions--rationalizations having nothing to do with the psychological cause of the action that it justifies but still useful as a path to seeking the underlying causes. These were "Seeds" for phantoms, ghosts, and other fantasy weird creatures placed into European Myths--and later in Romance and Tragedy stories--all designed to touch the deepest desires, fears, hopes, passions, and sentiments of involved people--all leaving a culturally transmittable impression on the mind--as seen in today's European clamor for the "far out" Supernatural, like werewolves, vampires, Cinderella, Snow White and wands.
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